- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (June 14, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393353028
- ISBN-13: 978-0393353020
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,153,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Brings alive two talented, tireless characters. . . . Schultz weave[s] their contrasting public lives together in a way that helps to make sense of an era.”
- Aram Bakshian Jr, Wall Street Journal
“[A] lively epistolary relationship forms the core of this perceptive dual portrait.”
- Kevin Canfield, Minneapolis Star Tribune
“A largely respectful portrait, but Schultz doesn’t sugarcoat his subjects’ failings. . . . Flawed these men were for sure. But . . . it’s good to remember pundits who thought big, fought big, had something to say and said it with hellacious verve.”
- Chris Tucker, Dallas Morning News
“Schultz brings a good-natured, entertaining and, rare in academe, highly readable style to his treatment of two 20th century America patriots whose lives enriched us all.”
- John R. Coyne Jr., Washington Times
“[A] provocative and thorough . . . social and political history of the sixties, among the very best we have had.”
- Mark Levine, Booklist (starred review)
“One might think that Bill Buckley and Norman Mailer were not at all alike, but Kevin M. Schultz, in his very entertaining book, reminds us to think again. In fact, despite their complicated political differences, these two American originals liked each other, tried to understand each other, and discovered that that they had much in common: a passion for engagement, for literate expression, and perhaps above all the pleasure they took in playing their outsize selves.”
- Jeffrey Frank, best-selling author of Ike and Dick
“Riveting. In this superbly written account of two of the most fascinating and important 20th-century American intellectuals, Kevin M. Schultz not only brings the spirits of William Buckley and Norman Mailer back to life, he endows us with a subtle yet profound analytical framework for understanding the massive social changes set off during the Sixties. Anyone who wants to understand contemporary American political culture needs to read this book.”
- Andrew Hartman, author of A War for the Soul of America
About the Author
Kevin M. Schultz holds a PhD in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and teaches twentieth-century American history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He lives in Chicago.